Originally Posted by JaZZ
ayatollahs of living fundamentalism who try to shove their rules of life down everybody's throat...
An amusing description, but are you sure it fits? What rules is anyone here shoving down anyone else's throat?
It seems to me we have two factions with two different ways of reading the terms "audible differences." One camp reads these terms with an implied "personal impressions of" in front of them. The other reads them assuming the word "demonstrable" up front. So be it. This forum would be a total bore if everyone agreed on everything.
I note you were actually quite careful with your language above and referenced yourself as a cable "perceiver." It seem to me that a statement like this, in reference to your own perceptions, doesn't actually conflict with SE's objection to factual assertions about "audible differences" between competently made cables that are of proper spec for their application.
I also presume you guys understand from his MoT title that SE actually has a profit motive to agree with you. He makes headphone cables! How refreshing is it to see an industry insider that is firmly devoted to reminding people that there isn't empirical evidence supporting audible differences between cables, even when he has numerous customers floating around this forum talking about how Q cables sound better to them than stock. Seriously, stop and think about it in the context of an industry that regularly assures us that everything from magic pebbles to cryo treatment will make "day and night" differences.